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Walmart releasing Black Friday deals a month early

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Friday, November 01, 2013

AP: Walmart is releasing seven big deals about a month before Black Friday.

 

Dogs' mood revealed by how they wag their tail

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Friday, November 01, 2013

BBC: A scientific study is helping better interpret dogs' moods based on tail movements.

 

Calif. driver ticketed for wearing Google Glass

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Los Angeles Times: A California woman was cited for wearing Google Glass behind the wheel when pulled over for allegedly speeding.

 

WalMart to announce three U.S. manufacturing projects

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Reuters: The move is part of the company's previously announced pledge to buy an additional $50 billion in U.S.-made products over the next decade.

 

FAA expands airline mode

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

CNN:  FAA will allow most electronic device use throughout flights.

 

Sibelius 'sorry' over health care woes

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

BBC: President Barack Obama's embattled health secretary has apologized to the American people over the botched rollout of his healthcare law's insurance marketplace.

 

U.S. spies listened to pope

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Reuters: An Italian magazine said on Wednesday that a United States spy agency had eavesdropped on Vatican phone calls.

 

Google cars drive themselves better than people do

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

MIT Technology Review: The head of Google’s autonomous-car project says that data from its  cars, all Prius and Lexus models, demonstrate more defensive and smoother driving practices when self-driven than when they are driven by humans.

 

Amount of candy consumed on Halloween is worrying

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

About 4% of all candy consumed in the U.S. occurs on Oct. 31.

 

WHO confirms polio outbreak in Syria

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

BBC: The World Health Organization confirmed 10 cases of polio in Syria, the first outbreak in the country in 14 years.

 

Banksy calls WTC a 'betrayal'

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

CNN: British graffiti artist Banksy criticized the design of One World Trade Center, calling it a "betrayal."

 

Dick Cheney cancels Canada trip for being too dangerous

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Monday, October 28, 2013

National Post: Dick Cheney canceled a planned trip to Toronto, citing concerns that Canada is too dangerous.

 

Benefits of 'de-Americanization'

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Reuters: The current bout of Washington inanity has accelerated a trend that has been gathering steam for at least the last five years: the move away from a Washington-centric world.

 
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